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Old 08-02-2010, 09:32 PM   #1
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I see many home brewers prefer this size. It really doesn't matter to me that I've got to fill extra 12s, it really doesn't take that much longer, given all else. So why would I want to use them? Seems to me that I would get a yeasty second mug out of every bottle. Or are you guys using 22 oz mugs also? What am I missing?


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Old 08-02-2010, 09:57 PM   #2
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I see many home brewers prefer this size. It really doesn't matter to me that I've got to fill extra 12s, it really doesn't take that much longer, given all else. So why would I want to use them? Seems to me that I would get a yeasty second mug out of every bottle. Or are you guys using 22 oz mugs also? What am I missing?
Yes, if you pour half and then set it down and later pour the other half, you could disturb the yeast sediment.

One reason I like 22 ounces is that it's about right to pour myself and my husband a beer out of the same bottle. Twelve ounce bottles are just too mall.


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Old 08-02-2010, 10:25 PM   #3
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I prefer 640's myself.
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I like them because it's less bottles to fill and less caps to use. But yes you will kick up the yeast if you don't do one continuous poor. I've been pouring into a 20oz mug and then finishing the poor into one of my little 6oz Whiskey glasses. I have some many beer glasses now I don't have room for a couple of 24oz mugs.
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I see many home brewers prefer this size. It really doesn't matter to me that I've got to fill extra 12s, it really doesn't take that much longer, given all else. So why would I want to use them? Seems to me that I would get a yeasty second mug out of every bottle. Or are you guys using 22 oz mugs also? What am I missing?
I don't have a problem filling the extra number of 12 oz. bottles, but where it really saves me time is sanatizing and scrubbing. I still fill 80-85% 12 oz bottles but since I don't have the bottle sanatizing device it saves time on that step
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750ml bottles here. I keep every one I get and fill a few for special occasions. I prefer the size because it's unique and accents the "special care" put into the beer. I don't bottle much anymore but these are good to keep around. You can also make much larger and more detailed labels for them.
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I guess I need a mug that I can pour a whole 22 into, any suggestions?
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12 oz is perfect.
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Check to see if any of your old schools (or maybe one in your locale) has 24 ounce mugs. college stores sell them all over. I bottle some 8 gallon batches in 750's and the 24 ouncer helps a lot.
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walmart has them for around $5. I got a 20 oz one for $3


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